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Museums

Oxford museum removes 'racist' shrunken heads from display after 80 years

Exhibiting Tsantsas "reinforced racist and stereotypical thinking that goes against the museum’s core values,” says the Pitt Rivers Museum's director

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Book Club

Summer Reads: which books do Oxford librarians want to dip into by the pool?

Bodleian scholars give their top tips for The Art Newspaper Book Club

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Art theft

Three paintings—including valuable Van Dyck portrait—stolen from Oxford University gallery

London-based Old Masters dealer says that the works are “an unusual group to steal—neither priceless nor small fry”

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Exhibitions

Ashmolean Museum show unearths doomed Pompeii's culinary life

The exhibition in Oxford, which contains loans that have never before left Italy, includes a (possible) Roman version of a chamber pot

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Books

Caucasian collecting: the Bodleian Library’s Georgian papers, books and medieval manuscripts

The collection amassed by Sir Oliver and Marjory Wardrop

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Education

Oxford museums train refugees as tour guides and community curators

Berlin’s Multaka programme of Arabic-language tours is spreading to the UK—and beyond

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Jeff Koons

Jeff Koons's balloons, basketballs and ballerinas to head to historic Oxford museum for solo show

“Miniature retrospective” at the Ashmolean will focus on recent works, such as the US artist’s Gazing Ball series

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Exhibitions

Pierced hearts, unicorn horns and a bottled witch: Oxford show investigates the history of magic and witchcraft

Around 180 objects at the Ashmolean Museum reveal how humans have embraced the occult over the past eight centuries

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Decorative arts

The catalogue of the Ashmolean’s English and continental gold and silver

Oxford’s greatest treasure trove

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Old Masters

Christ Church, Oxford, reopens with Leonardo

All seven in its collection will be on display together for the first time

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Education

Oxford’s new Professor of Classical Archaeology and Art advocates for history by other means.

Bert Smith calls for scholars with broader interests who publish their material.